Fender Jazz Bass Black 1973

4-String Bass Guitar with Maple Fingerboard. Made in the USA.
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Fender Jazz Bass Black 1973

Serial #425798

Description & Specs


Finish: Original

Body Material: Alder Body

Body Details: Alder solid body -- The pickup cavities have been modified at some point to accommodate an alternate pickup installation.

Neck Material: Maple Neck

Fingerboard Material: Maple Fingerboard

Neck Profile: U-Shape

Neck Thickness (IN): 1st fret: .84", 12th: .98"

Fingerboard Radius: 7.25"

Nut Width: 1-1/2"

Scale Length: 34"

Neck Details: One-piece maple bolt-on neck & board with a rear walnut "skunk" stripe, black binding, black block inlays, brass nut, truss adjustment at the headstock -- There are open screw holes on the back of the headstock from the original tuning machines.

Electronics: Bartolini single-coil J-Bass pickups, volume controls per pickup, master tone control -- Non-original pickups; original wiring harness with pot codes dating from 1973.

Pickup Measurements: Neck: 8 kΩ, Bridge: 8.3 kΩ

Hardware: Non-original Schaller brand tuning machines, single-ply white pickguard, and an aftermarket bridge have been installed. A Badass bridge was installed previously and its footprint is still visible around the bridge.

Weight: 8 lbs 12.5 oz

Modifications / Repairs: Modified pickup cavities -- Non-original pickups, tuning machines, pickguard, and bridge

Case Details: Original Hard Shell Case

Cosmetic Condition: This Geddy Lee-ified vintage J-Bass shows nice play wear and aging. Wear marks, nicks, chips, dings, and other various blemishes exist throughout the instrument. The footprint from a previously installed Badass bridge is visible around the current bridge.

Serial Number: 425798

Tech Notes: Currently, set up with round wound strings and medium-low action. The truss rod functions properly, though the neck does sight with a very slight swoop near the tongue. This is common among this era of Fender Jazz Bass. Regardless, the bass sets up well with the current action set. The frets are wide and low showing only light play wear. -- The electronics and serial number date this Fender from 1973.

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